Man arrested in connection with Pico Rivera donut shop beating

PICO RIVERA — Deputies arrested a man late Tuesday on suspicion of badly beating another man in front of a Slauson Avenue donut shop, authorities said.
Michael Ruiz, 40, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to cause great bodily injury, according to sheriff’s officials and county booking records.
His city of residence was not available. Records indicate he was released from jail Wednesday after posting $30,000 bail.
The alleged attack took place shortly after 11 p.m. in front of a donut shop at Slauson Avenue and Rosemead Boulevard.
Ruiz walked up to the man and began punching him repeatedly, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Robert Smith said.
“After the victim fell to the ground, Ruiz began kicking him in the head several times,” the lieutenant said. The attacker then drove off in a gray Ford Taurus.
The injured man was knocked unconscious and hospitalized with possible bleeding to his brain, officials said. His condition was stable, and the injury was not considered life-threatening.
Deputies found Ruiz driving in the area and arrested him after he was identified as the attacker, Smith said.
The motive in the beating was unclear.
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